Bahrain for closer ties with Nato

Army highlights role in peace-keeping missions
  • By Habib Toumi, Bureau chief

Manama: Bahrain and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) have agreed to widen relations and boost cooperation to serve common interests and reinforce peace and stability in the region.
Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Commander-in-Chief Marshall Shaikh Khalifa Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa and Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (DSACT), Polish General Mieczyslaw Bieniek stressed in Bahrain the significance of their military coordination and reviewed issues of common interest, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported on Wednesday.
“The BDF Commander-in-Chief praised the outstanding relations between Bahrain and Nato,” the official news agency said. “The Nato delegation was briefed on the BDF’s participation and role in international missions to contribute to global security and peace.”
Bahrain, a major non-Nato ally since 2002, has often expressed interest in closer ties with the military alliance.